This year, the Undergraduate Anthropology Club has been busy building personal and professional relationships, helping the community, and having a lot of fun along the way! We have had many professors speak to us about their research, bridging the gap between students and faculty. We are thankful for our supportive faculty, many of whom have joined us for our bi-weekly meetings. The club has also diversified its activities. During the fall semester, we were able to visit the Henry Ford Museum and get an exclusive look at some of the collections. We were able to hold a resume and CV workshop as well as have an informative documentary night. This semester we hosted an upperclassman panel during which seniors offered advice to and answered the questions of younger undergraduate students. We will have our annual paper competition and Professor of the Year contest as usual, and the winners will be announced at our last meeting of the year where we will continue the tradition having a student vs. faculty Jeopardy game.
We are proud of the combined efforts of the UAC, HDSF, and the GSA to raise money and water donations for the city of Flint. Apart from what the GSA raised, we worked with UAC and HDFS and collected more than 30 cases of water, about 10 gallon jugs, and $275.00 to purchase water which we delivered to Flint. The UAC also has bi-weekly social events which offer club members the ability to mingle and make great friends within the department. Social events include coffee hours, study nights, potlucks, and more! We have also made our mark on the social media world with our new Public Relations e-board position. Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our official website, and our new merchandise website we have expanded our reach in the department and beyond.
–Taylor Flaherty, President (2015-2016)
This article appears in our Spring 2016 newsletter. Read the entire newsletter here.